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Maker Day a Smashing Success

The not so recent Maker Day at the 4th Floor was a huge success. If you attended you were among over 1100 who attended that day all to celebrate, discuss, and learn about 3D printing and scanning technologies. Jason Brown and myself put in a dizzying day of conversations and questions from the folks. The […]

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Want a 3D printer at cost? We are working with Hacker Consortium in Nashville to put together a group of participants from Chatt*lab (represent!) for a 3D printer build party. Essentially, this is a Saturday all day and Sunday morning turbo build of a RepRap Mendel for the cost of the parts and supplies. HC […]

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First 3D Printing Challenge

A good friend is Richard Hardin, founder of Cumberland Signal Labs. Richard’s company has a disruptive approach to rewiring airplanes that involves using modern communications buses as opposed to the miles of old school point to point wires used traditionally. This reduces the cost of maintenance/restoration of aircraft and drastically cuts the labor involved in […]

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Over the last few days I’ve been printing all sorts of stuff with the new Makerbot Replicator. My kids are throwing requests for printing all sorts of items at me such as rockets, pigs, and the occasional odd item. Their introduction of the concept of making your own things is completely natural to them. They […]

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Makerbot Replicator is Here

Found this on my doorstep last evening. Up to about 2am setting it up and getting to the first test build. Now I’m very close to having it really dialed in. Currently creating some decent prints after the Y-Axis failed in the middle of a test print overnight. It seems the set screw on the […]

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